||Ajava, Ajowan, Ajowan Caraway, Ajowan Seeds, Ajwain, Bishop's Flower, Bullwort, Flowering Ammi, Yavani
||Trachyspermum ammi syn. T copticum, Ammi copticum, Carum copticum, Ammi majus
||Moist soil in sun.
||By seed sown in autumn or spring.
||Whole plants are cut when flowering for extraction of oil. Seeds are collected when ripe and distilled for oil, or dried for use in infusions and powders.
||Min. 10-15°C (50-59°F) depending on cultivar.
||Whole plant, fruits (seeds), oil.
||A bitter, aromatic, warming herb with a thyme-like aroma, and tonic, diuretic, and expectorant effects. It relaxes spasms, improves digestion, increases perspiration, and is strongly antiseptic.
||Internally for colds, coughs, influenza, asthma, diarrhea, cholera, colic, indigestion, wind, edema, arthritis, and rheumatism (fruits). Externally for vaginal discharge and rheumatism (fruits). Used mainly in Ayurvedic medicine as a stimulating decongestant for the respiratory and digestive systems. Oil is given to expel hookworms.
To treat kidney stones, and psoriasis.
||Seeds are used to flavor savory dishes, including curries, legumes, breads (naan, pakora, paratha), and pastry snacks, especially in India, Iran, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan. An ingredient of a spice mix known as chat masala. Not suitable as a substitute for thyme in Western cooking.
||Seed extracts are added to cough medicines, soaps, and epoxy derivatives.
||Contraindicated in hyperacidity.
|Possible Side Effect:
||Ajava seeds side effects include nausea and headache
|Taking Ajava seeds with these drugs may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising:
||Antithrombin III, (Thrombate III)
||Aspirin, (Bufferin, Ecotrin)
||Aspirin and Dipyridamole, (Aggrenox)
||Dipyridamole, (Novo-Dipiradol, Persantine)
||Heparin, (Hepalean, Hep-Lock)
||Ticlopidine, (Alti-Ticlopidine, Ticlid)
||Warfarin, (Coumadin, Jantoven)
|Lab Test Alteration:
- May increase HDL levels.
- May increase liver function tests
|Disease Triggering Effects:
||May worsen liver function in people with liver disease.
- May increase the risk of liver damage when combined with herbs and supplements that can cause hepatotoxicity (destructive effects on the liver), such as Bishop's Weed, Borage, Chaparral, Uva-Ursi, and others.
- Increased risk of bleeding when used with herbs ans supplements that might effect platelet aggregation, such as Angelica, Danshen, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Red Clover, Turmeric, White Willow, and others.
- May have additive effects when used with herbs and substances that increase photosensitivity, such as St. John's Wort.
||Encylopedia of Herbs by Deni Brown Copyright ©: 1995, 2001 Dorling Kindersley Limited pp 392-393
The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide by Geo. T. Grossberg,MD and Barry Fox,PhD Copyright©2007 by Barry Fox,PhD pp.28-29